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5th Degree Black Belt

Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt, is the fifth black belt rank in Kenpo Karate and all Japanese martial arts. Godan is known as the first of the Master Ranks in most martial arts systems. The rank is always awarded as Godan by a Kenpo Karate Yudansha.

Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt, consists of 30 Self Defense Techniques and 9 Variations.

At this point in the students training they have learned 619 Self-Defense Techniques and Variations.

The Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt, test will consist of all techniques Yellow thru 5th Black Belt and all Katas Orange thru 4rd Black will be done.

The student should demonstrate to the judges that they are truly ready for this rank by their power and proficiency in the Techniques and Katas.

The time required to attain Godan is approximately 14 years of training after receiving Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt. Students have been studying and/or teaching for approximately 20 or 21 years to achieve the Godan Rank. This time frame is approximate and denotes continuous training.

1. Spinning Limbs
Right step/right hooking punch
2. Double Evasion
Front kick punch combination
3. Dropping Blade (ABC)
Knife attack
4. Sweeping Reeds
Attempted club attack
5. Twisting Limb (AB)
Your front kick is caught
6. Twisting Palms (AB)
Double wrist grab arms crossed
7. Dropping the Log
Right punch
8. Battering Ram
Two hand choke from the front
9. Satan’s Swords
Lapel grab
10. Flowing Palms
Kick punch from Tiger & Crane
11. Returning Dagger (AB)
Thrusting knife
12. Sweeping Tiger Claws
Two hand wrist grab
13. Slapping Hands
Knife to throat
14. Twisting Wrists
Cross hand wrist grab
15. Thundering Wings and Hammers
Right punch
16. Slapping Rope
Straight knife thrust; belt technique
17. Attacking Ram (Boxers Lead) (ABC)
Offensive technique against a man in front in boxers stance left side forward
18. Crash of the Eagle Part 3 (ABC)
Two hand choke from the rear
19. Thunder and Lightening
Right grab to right wrist/left punch
20. Crushing Rock
Right step punch
21. Two Man Crashing Elbows
Two man attack; one in front, one behind
22. Rolling Thunder
Opponent on ground on left side; throwing a right side kick
23. Escape From Death
Reenforced forearm strangle from behind
24. Chinese Rakes
Right punch
25. Lunging Elbow
Cross hand wrist grab
26. Crushing Log
Right overhead club
27. Bending Tree
Right step punch
28. Covering Tiger Claws
Two man attack; right snap kick front; bear hug from behind arms pinned
29. Guiding the Tiger
Tackle techniques
30. Pouncing Tiger
Right step/right punch

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